The base Equinox LS comes with a 2.4-liter 182-horsepower four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic and good for up to 32 MPG highway. Front, side and curtain airbags are included, as are antilock brakes and electronic stability control. The least expensive Equinox also gets a full set of power features, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a six- speaker audio system with AUX input. All-wheel drive is optional on all Equinox trims. Moving up to LT gets access to the V6 and standard features like a USB input, backup camera, automatic climate control and optional navigation. Full-tilt LTZ cars get leather seats, power liftgate, rear parking sensors and more chrome.
The new Ford Escape features efficient turbocharged engines, high-tech options and a sportier drive. But the Equinox has more room inside and its controls are generally easier to use. The Honda CR-V offers more cargo space and is more fuel efficient with all-wheel drive, but lacks a V6 option. The Subaru Forester has standard all-wheel drive, but has a cheaper interior and only offers a four-speed automatic. Toyota's RAV4 also offers a powerful V6 and boasts and optional third-row seat, but shows its age compared to newer rivals.
For those who don't need a third-row seat in their compact crossover, or believe a turbo engine and sport suspension will just make their passengers sick, the Equinox is a well- rounded, competent vehicle for transporting the family, cargo or a combination of both. Its strong fuel economy figures make it a good choice for long highway trips, too. And buyers considering a midsize crossover will be surprised with the space the Equinox offers, but at a lower price.
The LT trim is divided into two sub-trims. The 1LT adds to LS privacy glass, roof rails, heated outside mirrors, backup camera and touchscreen radio with a USB input. A Driver Convenience Package features an 8-way power driver's seat and remote vehicle starter. Chevy's MyLink system that integrates smartphone functions is optional, as is a power sunroof, V6 engine and an 8-speaker Pioneer sound system. The 2LT includes the Pioneer radio, power driver's seat, remote starter and adds foglights, auto- dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats and automatic climate control. A power liftgate, touchscreen navigation system, MyLink, V6 and leather seats are optional.
The LS is high on content that most crossover shoppers demand. It starts with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic. LS includes power windows, locks and mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sliding and reclining rear seat, six-speaker audio system with AUX input and satellite radio, Bluetooth and OnStar. All-wheel drive is optional.
The LTZ loads the Equinox up with luxury features such as standard leather seats, power liftgate, rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps and memory settings for the driver. Optional features include 18 and 19-inch wheels, a lane-departure warning and collision alert system, power sunroof, MyLink, navigation and the V6 engine.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Chevrolet Equinox$22,422 | 794 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$21,876 | 7,419 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$22,990 | 36,792 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$23,000 | 34,988 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$23,992 | 31,269 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$25,500 | 26,371 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$25,894 | 20,323 mi
2013 Chevrolet Equinox$33,999 | 7,939 mi
2012 Chevrolet Equinox$17,771 | 70,816 mi
2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX$21,575 | 47,426 mi
2012 Chevrolet Equinox$24,000 | 56,188 mi
2012 Chevrolet Equinox$24,980 | 25 mi
2011 Chevrolet Equinox$14,977 | 88,368 mi
2011 Chevrolet Equinox$20,977 | 13,835 mi
2011 Chevrolet Equinox$20,995 | 57,916 mi
2011 Chevrolet Equinox$21,888 | 33,187 mi
2011 Chevrolet Equinox$27,950 | 15,181 mi
2010 Chevrolet Equinox$16,700 | 71,339 mi
2010 Chevrolet Equinox$21,999 | 21,736 mi
2008 Chevrolet Equinox$9,941 | 111,814 mi
2008 Chevrolet Equinox$12,990 | 99,077 mi
2008 Chevrolet Equinox$21,990 | 22,312 mi
2005 Chevrolet Equinox$6,999 | 152,539 mi
2005 Chevrolet Equinox$9,499 | 106,909 mi
2005 Chevrolet Equinox$10,990 | 101,442 mi
2005 Chevrolet Equinox AWD$10,999 | 97,323 mi
2005 Chevrolet Equinox$11,900 | 73,560 mi
2005 Chevrolet Equinox$12,599 | 69,574 mi
Sporty with fuel-efficient turbo engines and optional tech features, but smaller and costlier.
Well-built and offers more cargo room, but doesn't offer a V6.
More carlike and has standard all-wheel drive, but not as fuel efficient.
Boasts powerful optional V6 and available third-row seat, but has a dated design.